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Have you ever stood on the bank of the river and watched some of the large rowing boats and thought you’d like to give it a go? Well, now you can with Cambridge Rowing Experience – a brand new attraction aimed at complete beginners where you can enjoy rowing without needing to be affiliated to the University!


You can now book a 3 hour experience with us and be rowing on the river Cam in little over an hours’ time! You’ll get the chance to row in a coxed ‘eight’ boat, just like the crews in the famous Cambridge-Oxford Boat Race and so will be joined with seven other complete beginners.

For tourists, delegates, event attendees etc. we can now give you the most 'Cambridge' experience by offering you an opportunity to try this iconic activity - and become a member of a town rowing club for the day. 


No experience necessary and age is just a number! If you're physically able to get in and out of a boat safely, we will make every effort to make this possible for you.

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My vision has always been to make rowing more accessible to everyone - without needing to be affiliated to the University or having to commit to a crew/learn to row course.

It gives me great pleasure to say that with Cambridge Rowing Experience, we have managed to accomplish exactly this. 

Omar Terywall, Director

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At Cambridge Rowing our mission is to make rowing more accessible than ever before by providing exceptional rowing experiences to individuals and teams. We are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive community that values teamwork, personal growth and physical fitness. Through our expert coaching, state of the art equipment and stunning location on the river Cam, we aim to inspire and empower our clients to achieve their full potential both on and off the water. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rower, we are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and enjoy the thrill of rowing in one of the world’s most iconic locations.


We want to inspire and empower individuals of all ages and abilities to discover the joy of rowing while promoting physical fitness, mental well-being and a strong sense of community. Through our innovative and inclusive programs and expert coaching, we strive to foster a lifelong passion for the most iconic sport in Cambridge and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the river. We are committed to excellence, integrity and safety in all aspects of our operations

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Our home club is City of Cambridge Rowing Club, the oldest town club on the River Cam. Early records show the existence of the ‘Cambridge Boat Racing Club’ in 1844, the largest contingent of which went on to become the ‘Cambridge Town Rowing Club’ in 1863. This eventually changed to 'City of Cambridge Rowing Club' in 1932 - affectionately known by rowers as 'City'. 

Despite being the oldest club, it has recently been rebuilt from scratch to become a new purpose built facility comprising of a larger boat bay, lounge area with a licenced bar and balcony, changing facilities and a second floor gym with views across the common.

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